Well America, you did it. You kept Sanjaya on “American Idol” long enough to have to endure him on tour this summer. I hope you’re happy, because last night you sent a really talented singer home.

But before we get to the results, let’s talk about Peter Noone and LuLu. Noone sang his Herman’s Hermits hit, “There’s a Kind of Hush,” and it was predictably like a lounge act, though dude looks pretty good for his age. Later on LuLu sang “To Sir With Love,” and I can’t ever recall seeing a 60-ish woman looking that hot. Not only that, she can still belt it out. I mean, she’s going to be more popular now than she’s ever been because of last night.

So on to the results, and after another Fox teaser where they shamelessly plugged one of their other shows, Brad Garrett of “Til Death” sat with the contestants and was the honorary first one voted off. That was kind of stupid.

Then in 3’s, Ryan Seacrest had the contestants stand up and let them know they were safe: Phil, Melinda and Blake (And Phil hooted like he was Taylor Hicks, because he knew he was in danger); then Chris Sligh, Lakisha and Blake; and finally Sanjaya, Haley and Gina (are you kidding me?). So then there was no suspense because the bottom 2 was Stephanie and Chris Richardson. Neither one should have been there, but I had a feeling Stephanie was toast and she was. But Chris Richardson? That dude had one of his best performances the other night and he almost went home.

So there you have it, America. I hope you’re happy that a few more talented singers got sent home before Sanjaya. But really, how much longer can Gina, Phil, Haley and Sanjaya hang on? There is clearly another level above them. I guess you could ask that crying chick, who is suddenly more famous than anyone left singing.

Well, here are my power rankings, and we’ll see you all next week:

1. Melinda
2. Jordin
3. Lakisha
4. Blake
5. Chris S.
6. Chris R.
7. Haley and her legs
8. Phil
9. Gina
10. Sanjaya
11. The Cast of “Bones” (you’re welcome, Fox)